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Should i ice an old sprain?

Should i ice an old sprain?

Yes: Yes, ice helps healing, especially if there is swelling. If it's a chronic or recurring sprain, you may need bracing or to see your local podiatrist for further treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain,but with ice, time , rest,& activity modification they heal over a few weeks,3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more


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How can I reduce sprain pain?

How can I reduce sprain pain?

Can you say "RICE": This mnemonic has stood the test of time because it is correct. Rest the area - reduce weight bearing or use. Ice the area - the best early treatment for sprains. Compression to the area - protection reduces irritation and aids healing. Elevation to the area - gravity isn't just a suggestion, it's the law so fight it by elevating the part. If you're not better in 72 hours see your doctor. ...Read more

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Tell me what's a grade 2 sprain?

Tell me what's a grade 2 sprain?

It depends: There are several different grading systems. Some are supposed to apply to all joints while others intended to apply to certain joints only. However, most have 3 different grades where grade 1 is the most mild and grade 3 is the worst. So, a grade 2 is right in the middle. What that means regarding treatment and prognosis cannot be answered without knowing more info. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for a sprain?

What is the recovery time for a sprain?

Depends: Mild or grade 1 sprains typically heal in 1-2weeks grade 2 or moderate sprains take about 4weeks to heal a grade 3 sprain which is a complete ligament tear can take 6-8 weeks to heal and might require surgery. ...Read more

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How can you tell if an ankle is sprained?

How can you tell if an ankle is sprained?

Ankle sprain: Swelling and pain are the first signs of an ankle sprain. It is more common to sprain the outside part of the ankle rather than inside, back, or front. Swelling generally occurs around the area of sprain and bruising may be present too. Getting it checked out by your pcp or referred for further evaluation for severity and treatment. ...Read more

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Can spraining an ankle permanently damage it?

Can spraining an ankle permanently damage it?

Possible: If its a bad sprain and didn't get correct treatment it can lead to chronic instability so it would give out on you just walking. Also can cause cartilage damage like osteochondral defect. ...Read more

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I sprained a ligament--what can be done for this?

I sprained a ligament--what can be done for this?

Sprain: Depends upon location. Generally rest, ice, compression, elevation, some splinting, then slow progressive motion. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more